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Captains Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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11 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1633
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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177 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here late one evening after hours out on a coach trip to Milford Sound. WE both had the seafood chowder accompanied by a glass of Pinot Gris and Pinot noir. All the staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the experience.

Thank accidentaltourist_8
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stopped here for lunch as we were craving seafood and soup. We ordered the seafood chowder, which was delicious and good sized portion that filled us up for lunch. Definitely a good visit if you're craving some seafood!

Thank torychau
Horrabridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a chance a wandered in one night. My daughter got a super cooked fillet steak....shame it doesn't come with sides? We both had venison which was beautifully cooked. The staff were relaxed and very attentive....yep not cheap but worth it.

Thank Richard B
New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, excellent service. The only downsides are that it is a bit overpriced (like everything in Queenstown) and that our table - although quiet - was next to the bathrooms.

Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten late at another Queenstown Restaurant the previous evening which had led to a poor night's sleep so we were anxious to get in somewhere before the rush. I phoned at 5:00pm and got a table for 6:30 without any problem. We arrived slightly early, were given a choice of tables and decided to eat inside. The welcome... More 

Thank Michael P
Chicago, Illinois
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1,380 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had their award winning lamb and my husband had their chowder. Both were good. We ate inside which was quite comfortable. Service was ok.

Thank Diane K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with a strong recommendation and enjoyed the food. The tuna dish was a bit too spicy but the fish dish of the day (elephant fish) was excellent. Wine is expensive. Overall we enjoyed the meal but the slow service was disappointing especially as this seems to be the exception as previous experience from members of our party was... More 

Thank Ikr4
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the award winning lamb rack from the captains with roast cauliflower. It was delicious, very satisfied :-)

Thank Cecilia C
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very highly recommend, I could not fault the staff on anything, the food came out fast and exceeded expectations as always, very satisfying meal

Thank Sebastian W
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Captains for my dinner on Feb 5-6, 2017. Food and Desset were great. That is why we did not have dinner at other restanrants. If you seek to have a dinner here, please do not forget to book your table before going.

Thank Ekawit P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?